THE SELECTOR - INTERNATIONAL SHOW FOR NEW MUSIC
Check out the min-documentary and discover what goes into making the show.
THE SELECTOR RADIO STORY
Launched by the British Council in 2001, The Selector is an international showcase for the best new music the UK has to offer - a weekly ninety minute programme that covers all styles of music, from indie, dubstep, folk, soul, electro and everything in between. The show features interviews, mixes and exclusive live sessions from some of the most exciting British artists.
Hosted by DJ and presenter Goldierocks, The Selector presents an overview of all that is exciting and fresh in British music. It avoids many of the mainstream British acts that international audiences might already be familiar with in favour of emerging talent and underground flavours. The show reflects the brilliance and diversity of British music to promote the sounds, talents and musical culture of modern Britain to an international audience. The underlying aim of the show is to challenge people's perceptions about the UK and showcase the wealth of creativity and innovation British music has to offer.
With an audience estimated to be in excess of 3 million listeners, The Selector is syndicated on FM to over 30 countries around the world including Kazakhstan, Mexico, Colombia, Uganda, Hungary, Malawi, Ukraine, Malaysia & China.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
The Selector has also won multiple awards in the thirteen years that it has been broadcasting:
- Best Pop Show - Mixcloud awards (Runner up, Best Online Radio Show of 2014)
- Best Music Show - BT Digital Music Awards, London
- Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program (Bronze) - New York Festivals Awards
- International Radio Show of the Year - International Radio Festival, Zurich
- Best Weekly Music Program (Gold) - Radio Academy Awards.
- Radio Programme of the Year, Hungary
“More irresistible than the best of John Peel… the country’s coolest radio show” - The Sunday Times
"More radical in its programming than all music radio in Britain" - The Guardian
BIGGEST RECORD IN THE UK FEATURE
A regular feature on the show is the UK's Biggest Record highlighting the best of each week's new music in the UK. You can listen to all the biggest records in our Biggest Record 2014 Compilation Spotify Playlist. As and when these records become available on Spotify, we add them to this playlist, so you'll never miss out on this year's biggest records!